Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Departmental Scholarships


IME Retention Scholarships

Funding for these scholarships is the result of differential tuition paid by undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences who are enrolled in one of the four undergraduate IME programs.

Eligibility and Criteria for Award

  • All undergraduate students within the IME department are eligible to apply.
  • Award preference will be given to students who have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Recipients and amounts will be determined based on merit and/or need.
  • For a student to be considered for a need scholarship, the student must have a current FAFSA filed with WMU. International students, who are not eligible to file a FAFSA, shall be evaluated based on their financial statements (through HIGE).
  • The IME Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients and amounts of the scholarship with input from the departmental faculty.
  • The minimum amount to be awarded to a student is $500.
  • Awards will be made to student accounts in two installments: 50% fall term and 50% spring term. 
  • Students must be enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate IME program to receive their awards.

Application Process

Students may be considered for a scholarship either by completing the application posted on the IME webpage or by being nominated for a scholarship by an IME faculty member.

Applications should include a resume, WIN, program, and the name of an IME faculty member who supports the application (a letter of support is not required).  Additionally, students requesting a scholarship based on need should have filed a FAFSA with WMU and should include an explanation of the financial need either on the application or on an attached sheet.

Faculty members nominating students must provide the student’s name, WIN, and program, and the student must provide a resume to the scholarship committee and should complete an application.

Student-filed and faculty-nominated applications must be received by the posted deadline (March 15).

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: March 15.

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Clausing Industrial, Inc. Scholarship

High School seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in any of the programs listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

Engineering Management Technology
Engineering Design Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology


Clausing Industrial, Inc., a well-established manufacturer and distributor of machine tools in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been offering a scholarship to attend Western Michigan University since 1953.  This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors with a preference to those who have taken at least one course in industrial arts.

The award is for $1000 per year for four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and to make satisfactory progress as a
full-time student towards a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application
    2. A sealed high school transcript
    3. A recommendation letter from your vocational/technical education teacher or counselor.

The Scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection. 

Clausing Industrial, Inc. Scholarship Application:

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Submit application by February 15 to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336

If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, F232 Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350


Undergraduate IME Scholarship

High School seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in any of the programs listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering
Engineering Management Technology
Engineering Design Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology


This scholarship was started in 1992 to recruit high school students of high caliber to the above programs. Funds for this scholarship come from donations made to Western Michigan University by the alumni of the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department. Up to four scholarships are awarded each year.

The award is for a total of $1500 paid over a period of four years provided the student continues to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and to make satisfactory progress as a full-time student towards a degree in one of the programs specified above.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application
    2. A sealed high school transcript
    3. A recommendation letter from your counselor

Undergraduate IME Scholarship Application:


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Submit application by February 15 to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336

If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, F232 Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350.


Herbert E. Ellinger Scholarship

Students who have completed at least 26 credit hours, are enrolled in an IME Department technology program, and have demonstrated an interest in automotive technology are eligible. Students majoring in any of the curricula listed below are invited to apply for this scholarship:

Engineering Management Technology
Engineering Design Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology


The Herbert E. Ellinger Scholarship was originally established in 1983 when Mr. Ellinger retired as one of the automotive faculty at Western Michigan University. This award is intended to stimulate and recognize promising students as an encouragement in pursuing studies related to the automotive field.

This is a one-time award for $500.

To apply for this scholarship:

    1. You should have completed at least 26 credit hours
    2. You should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    3. Submit a completed application
    4. Include a current résumé with the application

Submit application by March 15:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336

Applications can also be submitted to the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Office (Room F-232 CEAS). 

Ellinger Scholarship Application:

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Applications may also be picked up in the IME Departmental Office (F-232) at the Parkview Campus.


Roscoe Douglas Scholarship
SME Chapter 116 - Kalamazoo

History

The Kalamazoo scholarship fund honors Roscoe H. Douglas, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, who passed away in January 1993. Douglas was an active SME member at Chapter 116 for many years. This fund supports an annual scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in degree program in manufacturing engineering at Western Michigan University.
Douglas helped assemble the transmission for Sunseeker, the first solar-powered car built by WMU and helped make parts for suspension and steering for Sunseeker 93', the university's second solar-powered car.

At the time of his retirement, Douglas was the mechanical engineering department's representative to the American Association of University Professors, served as faculty advisor to the SME student chapter, and had completed robotics-teaching curriculum that involved a nationwide survey of colleges and universities

Criteria

  1. Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Western Michigan University.
  2. Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and are seeking a career in manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology.
  3. Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
  4. The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.

Applications

  • Deadline for Applications is February 1.
  • Applications must be submitted to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers through their web site.
  • Registration and application information is available at https://scholarships.smeef.org/applications/

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Leo S. Rayl Scholarship

Full time undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better who are enrolled in the Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering program are invited to apply.  Students should demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov in addition to the Rayl Scholarship Application materials.

Dr. Leo S. Rayl taught Industrial Engineering courses at WMU for many years.  He specialized in industrial processes with a particular interest in safety.  The scholarship fund was established in 2005 and is intended to aid students in need.  Dr. Rayl was particularly interested in students who hold employment while attending school.

The award is for $500 per year, payable in two installments once in the fall and once in the spring terms. Students may re-apply for the scholarship, but must make satisfactory progress toward their degrees to remain eligible.

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

    1. A completed application
    2. A recommendation letter
    3. A transcript
    4. A résumé  

The Scholarship committee may interview top candidates for the final selection. 

Leo S. Rayl Scholarship Application:

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Submit application by March 15 to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336

If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, F232 Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5336 or call (269) 276-3350.


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